For Tuesday through to Thursday I (John) am at a conference for Pastors in London – the Evangelical Ministry Assembly.

This year’s theme is ‘Leaders who last’, which is proving to be timely. I was particularly struck by the lessons Vaughan Roberts drew out from the life of John Newton, about perseverence. In order to ‘always delight in God’s grace’ and ‘keep looking to Christ’ we must ‘be disciplined in devotion’.

I am finding my devotions hard at the moment and struggling to delight in the Lord. Please pray for me, and for all of us in Sri Lanka, that my Sabbatical will be a time of spiritual refreshment and recultivating spiritual disciplines, such as bible reading and prayer.